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The College of St. Scholastica

Pursuing a music degree combines core musicianship with a liberal arts education, giving you critical-thinking skills with a well-rounded cultural and artistic academic background. A degree in music allows you to develop adaptable and transferable skills that can lead you to success in education, performance or other entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our courses in history, theory and applied study will guide your musical and intellectual development. You’ll receive individualized mentorship from our professors, who are professional musicians themselves.

Music at St. Scholastica

Performances at St. Scholastica, from solo recitals to ensemble concerts, celebrate the range and incredible talent of our student musicians. Watch and listen to some of our highlighted performances below.

Performing Opportunities

Regardless of your experience, there is an ensemble experience for you. We welcome students from all majors and minors to participate and perform. Events are held on campus, in the local community and beyond.


Students pursuing music are eligible to apply for the Sister Monica Laughlin Music Ensemble Scholarship.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

The support and genuine care of the professors helped make me the musician and educator I am today.

Grace Young

Degree Details


Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.



Career Outlook

Our program graduates have become professional performers, music teachers, music studio owners and teachers, and music organization managers. Other alumni have continued their education in various graduate school programs across the country.

St. Scholastica students playing in the String Orchestra in the Mitchell Auditorium.


Spotlight Arts and Lectures celebrates arts of all kinds, especially music. Throughout the year, the Music Department sponsors student performances, faculty recitals and concerts.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.